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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 | TRINITY
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Old Testament 1 Kings 17:17–24
Psalm Psalm 30
Epistle Ephesians 3:13–21
Gospel Luke 7:11–17



Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 | PENTECOST
PROPER 23
YEAR A

Old Testament Isaiah 25:6–9
Psalm Psalm 23
Epistle Philippians 4:4–13
Gospel Matthew 22:1–14



Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 23
YEAR A

Old Testament Exodus 32:1–14
Psalm Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23 (UMH 829)
New Testament Philippians 4:1–9
Gospel Matthew 22:1–14


Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 | PENTECOST
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Old Testament 1 Kings 17:17–24
Psalm Psalm 126
New Testament Ephesians 3:13–21
Gospel Luke 7:11–17



Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 23
YEAR A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old Testament Exodus 32:1–14
Psalm Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23
or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Isaiah 25:1–9
Psalm Psalm 23

New Testament Philippians 4:1–9
Gospel Matthew 22:1–14


Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR A

First Reading Isaiah 25:6–10a
Response Psalm 23:6cd
Psalm Psalm 23:1–6
Second Reading Philippians 4:12–14, 19–20
Gospel Acclamation Ephesians 1:17–18
Gospel Matthew 22:1–14 or Matthew 22:1–10



Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

From Morticians to Missionaries

From Morticians to Missionaries

Luke 24:8–9
I. Introduction
A. The Cross and its Results
1. The priests—rid of the One who spoke with such authority
2. The Pharisees—rid of Him whose life revealed their sin
3. The authorities—rid of the tumult with the people
4. Peter—boastful before, but broken now
5. Joseph of Arimathea—cowardly before, but courageous now
B. The Setting and the Scene, Impact upon the Women
1. The women make their way to the tomb to embalm the Lord’s body
2. The first day of the week, the Lord’s day
3. Very early in the morning, the first sunrise service
4. The stone rolled away, they had worried about the safekeeping of Jesus’ body
II. Body
A. The Women Remembered his Words (vv. 6–8)
1. The question, “Why seek ye the living among the dead?”
a. A good question for today
b. A good question for those with loved ones in heaven
2. He is not here!
a. Don’t look for the Savi…

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 23, SUNDAY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning) Psalm 146, 147
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 111, 112, 113
Old Testament Jeremiah 36:1–10
New Testament Acts 14:8–18
Gospel Luke 7:36–50


The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).

YE CHRISTIAN HERALDS

October 9

YE CHRISTIAN HERALDS
Bourne H. Draper, 1775–1843


How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)
Many of us are often guilty of taking our pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders for granted. Seldom do we take time to really know them as persons or to let them know how much we appreciate their ministries.
Where would our world be today had there never been any missionaries and ministers of the gospel? Wherever the gospel has been preached, churches, schools, hospitals, social improvements, and advances in civilization have followed. Even in our own local communities it is often the rescue missions and other Christian organizations that are doing the most effective work in meeting the total needs of people. How important it is, then, that we as God’s children support these leaders and organizations with our prayers and financial…